Since I moved the ducks sleeping quarters into the barn their egg numbers have declined. Only two yesterday. I suspect a skunk. So I have begun a trial.
I hate to go backwards but tonight I will herd them back into their old tin hut for a few days and see how many eggs I get in there. It still may be that they have not settled into laying every day. But nothing big like a skunk or a raccoon can get into the tin hut when the door is shut. So if it is a critter having a nice fatty fresh breakfast then the egg numbers will rise dramatically in the lock up.
This shot (above) of Boo erupting out of the beans on our evening walk is so full of action compared to the opposing shot of the cows grazing in the dusk. Taken within seconds of each other.
Still quite a bit to do today. Though right at the moment I cannot think what. Once I press Publish on todays journal I will write a step by step specific list.
As I think I can hear the low murmur of the ducks in the barn, the crowing of the roosters and the under shuffle of the big pigs. We are all positioning ourselves to the East, for the raising of the dark. The coming of the light that will nudge our day into speed.
There is a dawn bird that has a call that sounds like the breaking of sticks. A long frequent click. He is in the mulberry stand outside the study window. Always in the same place at this time of the morning.
I am going to get to work before sun-up today – I hope to add an extra hour for the next two days. I still feel behind in the house work and cannot settle until I get everything in its rightful place plus clean out and re-arrange this study. There is too much stuff all of a sudden and I HATE too much stuff.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Thursday 09/13 0% / 0 in
Mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday Night 09/13 10% / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.
6:31 AM 7:05 PM
Waxing Crescent, 17% visible 10:46 AM 9:44 PM